Schoolwear supplier The Banner Group has announced the Banner Book Drive to make reading more accessible to underprivileged children.

It has formed a partnership with Children’s Book Project, a UK-based charity which redistributes new and gently used books to children and their families as well as schools.

The Banner Group is encouraging staff across its business, as well as customers, to donate any good-quality used books to the Children’s Book Project for gifting to children and schools.

Announcing the initiative, the Banner Group stated: “At the Banner Group it’s our mission to give every child the chance to shine. When we discovered that one in five disadvantaged children don’t own a book, we knew we needed to get the group involved.

“All colleague donations will help share the joy of reading to thousands of children across the UK.”

To get involved with the Children’s Book Project and donate, visit